Buckle up for a sonic adventure, because it’s New Music Friday! This week’s releases offer a treasure trove of discoveries, from underground gems to chart-topping contenders. Whether you crave head-banging anthems or introspective melodies, prepare to expand your musical horizons and find your next audio obsession. So, put on your headphones, crank up the volume, and let’s dive into the fresh sounds that await!


Bringing a close to her self-proclaimed “sad girl era” Twinnie bows out of that chapter of her life with the incredibly poignant and reflective new music with her EP ‘Blue Hour (Before The Dawn)’ the second half of her previously released ‘Blue Hour (After Dark)’ record which spanned multiple hit singles including the SiriusXM charting ‘Bad Man’. Out now, Twinnie brings together a six-track concept project. Listen HERE.

Much of the EP was written in the past year, a period in which the UK native suffered a heart wrenching breakdown of a ten-year relationship which acted as the catalyst of her move to Nashville, TN where she now resides. A move that has paid off immensely for the singer/songwriter who made her Opry debut in November of 2023.

‘Blue Hour (Before The Dawn)’ is a record born from real-life experiences and pain and the result is a collection of songs that define a chapter of Twinnie’s life. A period she is now bringing to a close with a sonic masterpiece that sees the pop-country artist evolving her sound even further.


Following a sold-out tour of the UK & Ireland last month, including KOKO in London, Bailey Zimmerman today releases new music with his new summer-ready anthem, “New To Country,” LISTEN HERE.

The skyrocketing country-rockstar is also at radio now with his current single, “Holy Smokes,” which has already earned more than half a million US track equivalents to date. It follows his Platinum-selling, fourth consecutive career-opening No. 1, “Where It Ends,” that held the top spot for two weeks back to back. Zimmerman is also featured on the star-studded Twisters: The Album official soundtrack with his latest release, “Hell Or High Water,” alongside artists like Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Megan Moroney, Shania Twain, Tyler Childers, and more.

The electrifying live performer is out on the road now in multiple major markets for his sold-out 30+ city international headline trek, RELIGIOUSLY. THE TOUR., as well as stadium shows with Morgan Wallen, Luke Bryan and Kane Brown.


Global pop superstar David Guetta and Grammy-nominated OneRepublic share an acoustic version of the smash-hit single, ‘I Don’t Wanna Wait’, out now. LISTEN HERE

This intimate take on the dance-pop original – an instant Guetta classic – takes the focus away from the dancefloor, introducing gentle acoustic guitar and sweeping cello strings, resulting in an altogether stripped-back, emotive rendition.

‘I Don’t Wanna Wait’, has skyrocketed to success since its April release. By June, it garnered 250 million global streams and 21 million in the UK, the track also broke into Spotify’s Global Chart at #33. The single has also achieved #1 across European airplay and #1 Dance Radio in the US, as well as a Top 10 single in the Belgium Official Charts.


Ray LaMontagne – the celebrated Grammy award winning singer-songwriter – today unveils new music with single, “Long Way Home” listen here.

The track, releasing via the highly independent artist’s newly created label Liula Records, is the second taken from LaMontagne’s forthcoming, highly anticipated studio album, Long Way Home, out August 16 – preorder the album here.

“Long Way Home”, the album’s title track, is a somber, bittersweet rumination on times past. LaMontagne sings, “Summertime, summertime / Said goodbye at the garden wall / From the house I can hear my momma callin’ / Winter come to us all my friend / Just as every childhood has an end,” as flashes of warm memories float by.


New York electronic duo The Knocks and UK duo Dolores Forever release their new music collaboration “LOVER”, celebrating Pride and general self-love and empowerment. Listen to “LOVER”: “There’s a new horizon I’ll be riding up without you…”

Dolores Forever explain: “Lover is really an expression of confidence, for when you’re done crying on the dancefloor and just want to have a great time. We wanted it to sound as if Fleetwood Mac and glitter had a baby, and The Knocks really brought that. We’re so excited to be releasing this song together – hope it’s a soundtrack to someone’s summer of fun.“

The Knocks add: “We are fans of Dolores Forever and have loved their vibe for a while now. As with lots of The Knocks collaborations, we try to bring alternative-leaning artists into a different space and we were thrilled that they were down to experiment with us. We are so happy with how the song turned out and think it’s the perfect blend of both of our sounds. We hope the warm, retro feel is the soundtrack to all of our fans’ summers.”


On September 20th, Keith Urban will release new music with the album HIGH will be released, his first album in nearly four years – a musical journey, intentionally sequenced through themes of what it is to be alive, human connection, cutting loose, huge hook chorus’, hope, nostalgia, shredding solos, straight-up fun and some personal life revelations.

The ambiguity of the word ‘high’ piqued Urban’s curiosity and so the name of the album. “What makes you ‘high’ can mean whatever you want it to mean,” says Urban. “It might be physical, spiritual, herbal, meditative, chemical or musical, but it’s definitely a place of utopia”

But with the highs do come lows and for Urban that came back in ’22. “At the time I was on tour. I’d do a concert, go back to Nashville to record, do a concert and come back to record, and over again. So, I thought I’d call the album 615. That’d keep me on track – focused and disciplined.”

Today also brings more from Keith Urban’s HIGH with the release of “Wildside,” a straight up, good-time party song loosely based on Joan Cusack’s character in the movie “The School of Rock.”


Multi-Platinum, world-renowned entertainer Gavin DeGraw is returning to the project that started it all with Chariot 20, a brand new, reimagined version of his debut album, available Sept. 27.

“As an artist, you fight your entire life to get to that first album. Chariot changed everything for me. It opened the doors to touring the world, meeting my heroes, and spending my life making music. But most importantly, it introduced me to all of you. For that, I’m forever grateful,” said DeGraw, in a message to fans. “In the two decades since that first album, we’ve grown together, we’ve sung and danced together, and we’ve shared memories and stories, creating a community connected by the greatest unifier of all, in my opinion, which is music.”

Since its release in 2003, Chariot has evolved into a cultural touchstone. Originally released on J Records, where legendary executive Clive Davis signed DeGraw in 2002, the album established the future Grammy nominee as a singular vocal talent. The project notably features the double-Platinum, Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hit “I Don’t Want to Be,” which the publication recently named one of the Best Songs of 2004. Additionally, album opener “Follow Through” reached Gold certification while the Platinum-selling title track reached Top 30 territory on the Hot 100. The new version of “Chariot” is out now.

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